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Announcing e-Book Series on Hyperpigmentation

The series of e-books written by Pamela Springer provide skin care professionals with concise, useful information on hyperpigmentation.  The intent of the series is to have clinicians knowledgeable on diverse aesthetics so they no longer are “afraid of the dark!”

Overview

“Hyperpigmentation” is an umbrella term used to categorize several conditions and the skin darkening caused by inflammation, irritation or injury. This presentation may look like a certain lesion but it is important to understand the complete background beginning with the cause before coming to a conclusion. Also, the information a patient provides is always important.  Dig deep by asking questions such as the onset, progression, associated symptoms and even what bothers the patient psychologically.

Each skin condition has its own mechanism of origin. Once the origin is determined, the clinical presentation will better determine the treatment plan.  A well-documented history will help to reveal information on whether the condition is related to genetic inheritance or from an internal or external cause.

Shining a Spotlight on my Fascination with Diversity in Aesthetics?

As an aesthetician and licensed instructor, I have been fascinated with giving specialized treatments on skins from diverse cultures. I’m sure the fascination is the fact that I am an African American woman who has a mixed ancestry from three other lineages.

Interest in this niche market began in late 1996 when I rented space in a full service salon. The demographics consisted mainly of Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians. Eager to understand the nuances of Hispanic and Asian skins prompted me to research their specific skin care need.   “Burning the midnight oil,” and pouring over the information from one of the first medical books on ethnic skin, introduced me to the differences in the structure and function of melanin-rich skins.   This information was the cornerstone to understanding the ingredients needed to develop protocols best suited for the differences in each skin tone classification.

Later, receiving a 9-month internship and mentored by a board certified dermatologist specializing in and teaching Ethno Dermatology at a medical school solidified my earlier studies.

It is interesting that 80% of the habitants in the world have melanin-rich yet, there is a low percentage of clinicians confident enough to treat hyperpigmentation in diverse skin tones.

The series introduce skin conditions such as, rosacea which is uncommon but not rare in melanin-rich skin.  It is noted observing this condition in pigmented skin, clinicians are more apt to develop a treatment plan to include “acne” treatments and products.  An additional challenge of rosacea in these individuals will be the managemant of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

The e-book on Rosacea in Diverse Skin Tones will address the: Causes,Triggers, and Management

Why E-books?

Let me put it on the table!  Social media got my creative juices flowing. Navigating through various aesthetician groups, and seeing “pictures” from aestheticians asking for help with treatment protocols, was very disturbing to me.  My immediate reaction was to respond. But, responding without the background, would possibily do more harm than good.

The purpose of these books is to provide the clinician with concise information in bite size formats.  This information will simplify the hierarchy of treatments necessary to deliver the best result.

Book one in the series, Causes of Hyperpigmentation, addresses the manifestation of localized, circumscribed, or diffuse pigmented lesions. Clinicians will recognize the two different mechanisms that lead to increased pigmentation.

 

 

Book two, Disorders of Hyperpigmentation, provides an understanding of the clinical picture of a hyperpigmentation disorder and the mechanism of development.

 

A professional discount is given to members of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP). To receive the code, log into your ASCP account.  The code will be on the “Discounts” page.

We invite you to join the Facebook group, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”  Questions and answers will be posted within this group.

Visit www.globalskin-solutions and register as a licensed professional. You will be notified of upcoming webinars, ebooks, certification programs, product knowledge and protocols.